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(San Francisco News Letter.) According to a German professor, all the late bad weather, and more, might have been expected from the position of the planets, one of which, namely, Jupiter, is a thousand times larger than the earth ; and, what is worse, we are not even yet fairly at the beginning of evils. The bad times, whatever cj'dical people may say t to the contrary, are to begin in 1880, and to last until 1885. V> 7 e are, he says, approaching one of the most perilous and malefic periods of the earth’s history, for since the commencement of the Christian era the perihelia of the four great planets of the solar system—Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, and Heptane—have not been coincidental. But this is about to occur. Soon after 1880, for the first time in 2,000 3’cars, all four of these planets will be at their nearest approach to the sun, or in perihelion. So that for a few years, say from 1880 to 1885, if the professor is right, the vitality of every living thing will be put to a severe and trying ordeal. His view is, that when one or more of the largo planets is nearest to the sun, the temperature and condition of our atmosphere are so disturbed as to cause injurious vicissitudes, terrific rains, prolonged droughts, etc., resulting in the destruction of crops and pestilences among human beings and domestic animals.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 76, 20 March 1880

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PLANETARY INFLUENCE ON THE EARTH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 76, 20 March 1880